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The health program used throughout the U.S. Department of Defense announced that it would make the change after questioning the effectiveness of the treatment.

Are you a provider in the TRICARE system? Don't forget that beginning June 1, the program will no longer pay for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as a treatment for low back pain. The changes are reflected in TRICARE's policy manual.

This March 6 story provides more details on TRICARE's stated reasons for the change.

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